Ghostbusters Password Generator

by larsthe18th on 31-08-2010, 22:42
Topic: Software
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After a considerable amount of reverse engineering, Lars The 18th finally managed to decode the complete password (banknumber) system from the MSX version of Ghostbusters. With this knowledge, Lars wrote an Online Ghostbusters Password Generator! Now you can generate your own account, just enter your name and the amount of money you would like to have and the generator gives you an account number. Generated Passwords can be used in the MSX and C64 versions of Ghostbusters. Need more help fighting the undead? Who you gonna call? Try this, a Ghostbusters FAQ/Walkthrough!

Relevant link: CINIC Systems

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By JohnHassink

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01-09-2010, 06:27

From me, a big, Marshmallow Man-sized +1 for digging into the inner mechanics of a vintage classic. This kind of labour contributes to both true gamers and true game programmers alike.
PROTIP: give the Sega Master System version a run, either with PlaySoniq or through emulation.
A big improvement on both gameplay and graphics while maintaining the original feel.

By larsthe18th

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02-09-2010, 15:32

@DemonSeed Thanks for your reaction Smile
I have played the Sega Master System version online here ... Nice !

The password system of the ZX Spectrum version is a little bit different than the MSX/C64 Version,
some generated codes may work, but with the wrong amount of money ...

By MäSäXi

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03-09-2010, 07:28

There was some 1980s code number which gave you lots of money in MSX Ghostbusters, but I think your idea is better, as now YOU can set the limit for your own bank account. So, you could try it like it was real life. Make a bankaccount of realistic amount of money you could REALLY spend to start your own Ghostbusters firm. Smile

By larsthe18th

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18-01-2011, 23:15

In the C64 version there is a way (Bug?) to get over $999.900,-
Enter no name and account number 458 to get $1,000,000 ( not working in MSX version )

By larsthe18th

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31-08-2012, 23:41

To celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the Ghostbusters Password Generator, here is a "Easter Egg"
Use the name SMITH,TREMMOR and you end up in debug mode ...

By Vampier

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09-09-2012, 21:28

didn't work for me Sad

By larsthe18th

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10-09-2012, 00:07

The extra information is at the bottom of the webpage, i think you have to scroll down a bit Wink .

By Vampier

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14-09-2012, 06:13

I meant the easter egg Smile your password decoder works perfectly

By larsthe18th

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14-09-2012, 13:33

Ah okay, The "easer egg" is IN the password decoder. ( not in the game ) Wink
just use SMITH,TREMMOR as name and you get some extra decoding information.

By mars2000you

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14-09-2012, 22:51

LOL!

I thought also that the debugging mode was in the game !

By larsthe18th

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18-09-2012, 21:27

Oops, sorry for the confusion Wink

By jonlemon

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09-07-2014, 17:16

As you can find on the web, there is another site where the algorithm of the account generator was well detailed:

http://ready64.it/articoli/leggi/idart/66/ghostbusters-gener...
(this documentation was written in italian)

Maybe someone is interested to know how the algorithm works ;)

By AxelF

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31-08-2015, 19:34

To bad i don't speak italian NOR 6510 ML Sad

By larsthe18th

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09-08-2018, 16:29

Allmost 8 years later, two new versions are available.
Ghostbusters Password Generator for ZX-Spectrum
Ghostbusters Password Generator for CPC

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